Man was aiming BB gun at officers at West Side police station before shot by CPD, officials say

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Friday, October 7, 2022
Man was aiming BB gun at officers at West Side police station before shot by CPD, officials say
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A Maywood man was pointing a BB gun at officers inside a West Side police station when he was shot this week, officials disclosed Friday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man has been charged after Chicago police said he walked into a West Side station with a gun. However, officials disclosed Friday that the weapon was actually a BB gun.

Terrick Bland, 43, of Maywood has been charged with five counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and one count of aggravated assault/use of a deadly weapon, police said Friday.

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He was arrested Wednesday after police say he walked into the 10th District police station in North Lawndale and pointed a gun at officers.

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Last Wedneday, Supreintendent David Brown said the man was "mumbling and ranting" when he walked into the station lobby and one officer noticed he was holding a gun wrapped in a plastic bag with the barrel poking out.

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Bland attempted to present officers with a typed "list of demands," prosecutors said in court Friday. When officers asked Bland why he was there, his responses were "largely incomprehensible," prosecutors said.

"The offender shouts and rants anti-police sentiment and then begins pointing the gun at the officers that are working the front desk," Brown said.

Prosecutors made no mention of this in court Friday.

Officers repeatedly told Bland to lower the weapon, according to prosecutors. When he did not, officers opened fire, striking Bland in the arm, prosecutors said.

He was taken to a hospital for treatment before his arrest.

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In the hospital, Bland told police he was attempting to get officers' attention with his weapon and had no intention of shooting them, prosecutors said.

The weapon was later determined to be a BB gun, but prosecutors said only the barrel was visible at the time of the shooting.

No officers were injured in the incident, Brown said.

Bland was charged with five counts of aggravated battery of a peace officer. A judge ordered him held on a $200,000 bond, meaning he must pay $20,000 to be released.

The shooting came just over a week after a man was shot when he allegedly broke into another West Side Chicago police facility, grabbed unloaded guns from a table and aimed at officers.

The Sun-Times Media Report contributed to this post.